Create a Talking Animation Video Without Any Complicated Process

Last Updated: 2024. 05. 28

It is not a secret that talking animation video boosts your channel. Talking avatar animations can better capture and hold the audience’s attention than static images, make your content more digestible and accessible. If you are doing a faceless YouTube channel, why not seize the trend and get more subscribers, or even revenue now?

Most blog posts and video tutorials are extremely complicated. Here in this article, we’ve broken down the talking animation creation process into 5 simple steps, with only one AI-powered video editing tool. Let’s dive in!

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Method 1. Create a Talking Animation from Scratch

Step 1. Get the Tools We Need

To create a talking animation, you will need an AI cartoon image generator, AI background remover, and AI text-to-speech tool. However, FlexClip saves you from the trouble of switching between tools.

FlexClip is a powerful online video editor designed to help everyone create excellent videos. Millions of royalty-free resources and animated video templates offer shortcuts to a satisfying talking animation. The following features of FlexClip make talking avatar video creation as smooth as silk.

  • AI image generator understands your prompt and creates an AI avatar of your dream. Utilizing the latest model, you can render between all styles like oil painting, inkpunk, and all the details of the AI avatar will be perfect.
  • Easy AI background removal and chroma key tool make it possible to remove the background easily or remove certain parts of the image and video.
  • Flexible Picture-in-Picture tool allows you to overlay different items on one scene. Add anything to the talking avatar, reposition, resize it so that the whole video looks natural.
  • Generate melodious voiceover with the power of AI! FlexClip’s AI text-to-speech tool can speak 140 more languages. To make the voiceover more natural, you can render among 400 voices, different speeds, tones, pitches.
  • Step 2. Generate an Image of an AI Avatar

    Firstly, click on the Generate an AI Avatar Image button below to access FlexClip’s AI Image Generator tool.

    Generate an AI Avatar Image

    Enter a great prompt to generate an AI image. As for the AI avatar image, please make sure you generate an avatar facing forward without too many facial expressions. Any facial expressions could have a negative impact on the final output.

    After that, select the avatar style. As for talking animation, our suggestion is to stick to the Anime or Cartoon style. However, there are other styles you can try, for instance, painting, double exposure, digital painting and so on.

    Select the avatar image aspect ratio. Currently, FlexClip only allows you to generate images in 3 aspect ratios, they are 1:1, 16:9, and 9:16. Then hit Generate.

    Access FlexClip's AI Image Generator

    Access FlexClip's AI Image Generator

    Each generation brings you 2 outputs. If you are not satisfied with the result, hit Regenerate and get 2 more. Once you find the avatar you love, click the Add as Scene button. This will add the image to the Media section and the timeline.

    Generate AI Image Character

    Generate AI Image Character

    Step 3. Remove Background of the Mouth Animation

    Download a mouth animation in green screen video clip from vecteezy and drag it to FlexClip’s Media section. Click the Add as Layer button to add the mouth animation to the scene.

    Select the mouth animation, and then click the Chroma Key icon above the preview window. Use the color picker to select the green screen background color, then drag the slider to adjust the intensity to 100.

    Remove Mouth Animation Background

    Remove Mouth Animation Background

    Now, crop, adjust the mouth animation’s size, position so that the animation and the image merge perfectly with each other.

    Adjust the Mouth Animation

    Adjust the Mouth Animation

    Step 4. Do Voiceover or Generate an AI Speech

    It is time to ask the AI avatar to speak something. Go to the Media section, hit Record > Record Voice, you can now add some voiceover to the talking animation.

    Instead, leverage AI and let it do the voiceover task for you! Go to Tools > Text to Speech. Select a language, voice and voice style, set speed, pitch, and then enter anything you want to deliver. Hit Generate, the AI-generated speech will be added to the talking animation.

    FlexClip AI Text to Speech

    FlexClip AI Text to Speech

    Step 5. Instant Share

    FlexClip offers you various sharing options. You can download the video to the desktop, save to cloud services, generate a short link for your video, or directly post to social media.

    Method 2. How to Make an Anime from Photo Talk

    Instead of manually adding a mouse animation to an avatar photo, you can make a photo talk with natural lip movement directly using tools like HeyGen. This is a much easier and more natural way to create a talking animation.

    This method comes with downsides. Firstly, the figure in the image has to be big. HeyGen may have problems dealing with photos whose main figure is small. Secondly, HeyGen is expensive. The cheapest plan costs $25 per month and you only get 15 credits, which is equal to 15 minute’s video.

    The downsides don’t stop you? Follow the steps below to create an animated talking video with a photo of your own!

    Step 1. Create an Avatar from Your Photo

    Sign up to HeyGen and enter the creation page. Switch to Make a TalkingPhoto Video section. Click on the Upload TalkingPhoto button, follow the prompt to upload a photo of animation.

    You can notice that there is a new avatar instantly added to the list. However, the avatar is round. Hover your mouse over the avatar, select Edit. Change the view mode from circle to original. After that, click the Save as New button. You now have set the whole picture as an avatar.

    Step 2. Ask Avatar to Speak Anything You Like

    Hover over the avatar, go to portrait mode or landscape mode. The portrait mode means vertical video, perfect for Instagram, TikTok, and the landscape mode means horizontal video, best for YouTube.

    Type in anything you want the avatar to say, select the language, a voice you like. The talking animation will soon be generated. Save the video with subtitles or without subtitles.

    HeyGen Talking Photo Video Tutorial

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to make talking animation using CapCut?

    CapCut is a powerful video editor, and yes, you can make talking animation using CapCut. However, you need other video editing tools. Firstly, you should use an image editor to remove the anime’s mouth first. After that, you need to remove the background of the mouth moving animation video clip and apply it to the anime photo with CapCut.

    2. Can CapCut convert text to speech?

    Yes, CapCut can convert text to speech. Click on any text of your CapCut project, click on the AI text-to-speech feature, select a voice you like, and you will soon get the audio.

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